President Obama To Receive Honorary Green Beret, Induction Into Special Forces Association
President Obama In The White House Just Moments Before He Personally Shot Bin Laden In The Head In Pakistan
FORT BRAGG, NC - The White House Press Office announced today that President Obama will soon be inducted into the Special Forces Association and receive an honorary Green Beret.
Officials have said the honor will be bestowed in an upcoming September 11th ceremony at Fort Bragg.
The honorary beret comes in recognition of the President's decisive role in covert operations throughout the world during his term -- including the killing of Osama bin Laden last year in Pakistan, and his combat action in Afghanistan months ago.
Army Public Affairs has confirmed that Lieutenant General Charles Cleveland will personally present Obama with his beret and a specially engraved Fairbairn-Sykes combat knife.
The knife, traditionally used by elite soldiers world-wide since the beginning of the 20th century, will have the President's name stamped on the blade, along with the names of deceased Special …
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